San Antonio, TX -(AmmoLand.com)- Staying up until midnight on June 1 is becoming an annual tradition for many Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) coaches across the country, as it marks the opening day of registration for the annual SCTP National Team Championships.
In the first 24 hours of open registration for the July 9-16 tournament, the program saw 113 teams from 20 different states register 1,905 athletes. Combined registrations in all SCTP events totaled 3,804 compared to 2,026 for the first 24 hours of tournament registration one year ago.
“These numbers are absolutely incredible!” said Tom Wondrash, SCTP national director. “We had almost as many athletes and registrations in one day this year as we had in total at last year’s National Championships! People are excited about this year’s tournament for sure!”
The 2016 event at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio, is on track to outpace the 2015 SCTP National event, which finished with 2,432 athletes and 4,484 event entries.
While the numbers are already up significantly from last year’s registrations, Wondrash points out that there is still room at the spacious Cardinal Center.
“There are many times and dates still available for this year’s National Championships, teams can register up to July 5th!”
The Scholastic Action Shooting Program will also hold its National Junior/Senior Championships in conjunction with the SCTP tournament.
Additional facilities including 14 new action shooting bays have been constructed at the Cardinal Center for the event. SASP Nationals registration begins for teams on the SSSF SHOT data-system on June 3rd.
About Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation:
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. SCTP was developed as a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) until the SSSF was created in 2007 to operate the SCTP. In 2012, SSSF created the SASP and became the managing foundation of both programs.
For more information about SSSF, visit www.sssfonline.org.